52 Christmas Activities: Cookie Paint

While shopping in my favorite INDEPENDENT bookstore, Afterwords Books, located in Edwardsville, IL, I came across a small deck of cards created by Lynn Gordon entitled, 52 Christmas Activities, and my squirts and I are so glad I did.  With one daughter home with Type A flu, this deck of cards has been a blessing.

Together THE PATIENT (green denotes illness) and I sorted through the cards and picked our favorites based on what supplies we had available in the house.  We decided to begin with the Cookie Paint card.  An activity which combines baking and painting, oh yeah, this was definitely deemed high priority.

First, I sifted through my cookbooks and found a simple but delicious sugar cookie recipe in Mrs. Fields Cookie Book:  100 Recipes from the Kitchen of Mrs. Fields, which required only six ingredients, my kind of recipe.

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I mixed, and then my sick squirt flattened the dough onto a cookie sheet.  While the dough was chilling in the refrigerator, we mixed the paints using egg yolks, water, and food coloring.  My oldest opted for pink, red, and green.  We then removed the chilled dough from the fridge, and painting began.

The final product is cooling now, but we are anxiously looking forward to eating our edible art.

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